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Indoor Play this Winter!

posted December 12, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

If you are home with littles, winter days start to get loooong. Don't forget about these options for the days you need something new to do!

 

Holland Museum's Spark!Lab

Kids get to create and use their imagination! Our kids actually loved looking at some of the general exhibits too, learning about the cool things and history of Holland. BONUS: $2 off general admission for MiT members! (5 and under are free)

Spark Lab Hours: Open the 2nd Monday of each month 4- 8pm, Tues: Closed, Wed-Fri: 12-3pm, Sat: 11am-4pm

 

Forever Curious Children's Museum (in Fennville)

We always have a great time here, there is SO much to do. BONUS: a discount of 2 for 1 for Moms in Tow members always makes it easy to stop by!

Wed - Sat: 10am - 3pm

 

Square Play Cafe

A Moms in Tow discount partner! We love Square Play cafe because they have TOYS, their prices for snacks are reasonable, mom can sit close to the play area and drink a coffee, and they have entertainment for crawling babes and up! (and BONUS: MiT members get a 15% discount on every purchase!)

Mon: 1pm-8pm, Tues-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 9am-1pm

 

Paint a Pot

So many different options to let the kids paint. And BONUS: MiT members get 10% off pottery!

Mon:10am-9pm , Tues- Wed:10am -6pm, Thurs-Fri:10am-9pm, Sat:10am -6pm, Sun:Closed

 

Engedi's "The Park"

Our kids alternate from the playset to running around in circles. Easy to keep an eye on the kids while they burn off some of that energy!

Mon–Thurs: 9am–3:30pm

 

Holland Playland

Located in Central Wesleyn Church, there is one super large playset for the big kids and a smaller one for the slightly littles. Check out their website for a counter to see how busy it is!

Mon: 9am - 1pm , Tues: 3pm-7pm, Wed: 9am-1pm, Thurs: CLOSED, Fri: 9am-1pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: CLOSED (+closed December 24-January1)

 

Christ Memorial Playground

Enjoy a playground and a few extras. Entertainment for all ages!

Mon – Thurs: 9am-3pm,  Friday: 9am-12pm

 

Holland Community Aquatic Center

With family splash time, preschool splash  time, preschool swim in the warm therapy pool, there is always lots of fun going on! 

Make sure to check their website for hours (as sometimes special events are happening, etc!) and pricing +discounts for Holland Public School residents!

 

Zeeland Recreation Pool

Open swim and parent+tot play time.  Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop and various pool toys and floats, puddle jumpers and infant floats too!

Parent+Tot hours are on Fridays 9:30am – 10:45am, and check their aquatics calendar to confirm open swim times.

 

Hemlock Crossings Nature Center

Lots of hands on activities for kids to learn about nature, and our kids always love the book area too!

Tues - Sat: 9am - 5pm, Sun: 12pm - 5pm

 

DeGraaf Nature Center

Another great option for hands on nature activities for the kids, with lots of little critters to check out!

Tues-Fri 9am - 5pm ,  Sat 10am - 5pm

 

Outdoor Discovery Center

Check out the visitor center with the turtles, snakes, and bird watching window. (If you are able to venture outside, there is LOTS of fun to be had!) 

Mon-Sat:  9-4

 

The Library! Herrick / Howard Miller 

Our kids love to play at the library, try to play games on the computers, and they get to go crazy and pick out any book they want.

Also check out the MiT calendar for fun storytimes/other activities!

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Halloween in Greater Holland

posted September 28, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

+Don't forget about fall activities at Teusinks Farm (MiT discount partner!) . and Post Family Farm every Saturday in October

 

FRIDAY, October 19

Halloween Haunt at the Cappon House (6-8pm) Cost: Free ages 5/under, $10 non museum members

Spooky Stories and Pumpkin Painting  at HDL North (6:30pm) Cost:Free

 

SATURDAY, October 20

Trunk or Treat at Higher Health Chiropracatic (12-2pm) Cost: free

Halloween Haunt at the Cappon House (6-8pm) Cost: Free ages 5/under, $10 non museum members

Fall Fun at Fellinlove Farm (2-5pm) Cost: per donation

 

MONDAY, October 22

Pumpkin Carving Party at New Holland Brewing (5:30-7:30pm) Cost: free pumpkins

 

FRIDAY, October 26

Halloween at Van Raalte Farm (5-7:30pm) Cost: $2/person

Halloween Haunt at the Cappon House (6-8pm) Cost: Free ages 5/under, $10 non museum members

 

SATURDAY, October 27

Trick or Treat Downtown Holland (10am-12pm) Cost: Free

Trick or Treat @ Holland Town Center (11am-2pm) Cost: Free

Monsters at the Museum (11am-4pm) Cost: $2/child

Fall Festival Party at Forever Curious Childrens Museum (1-3pm) Cost : $5/person *MiT member discount partner

Indoor Trick or Treat at Holland Church of Christ (2-3:30pm)

Not so Scary Dance Party at Baila Cardio(2-5:30pm) Cost : $25 pre-registered

Un-Haunted Hike at Hemlock Crossings (2:30pm) Cost: $3/child

Treats and Trails at Outdoor Discovery Center (2-7pm) Cost: $10/family

Fall Fun at the Fairgrounds (6:30-8:30) Cost: Free

 

SUNDAY, October 28

Trunk or Treat at VFW (1-3pm) Cost: Free

Truck or Treat at Ridge Point Church(4-6pm) Cost : Free

Trunk R Treat Family Fun Night at Community Reforemed Church (5-6:45pm) Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat at Gospel Community Church (6-7:30) Cost: Free

 

MONDAY, October 29

Halloween Storytime at Tip Toes (10am) Cost: Free

 

TUESDAY, October 30

Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie Night at Howard Miller Library(6pm) Cost: Free
 

WEDNESDAY, October 31

Halloween Makeup Party at HDL (3-5pm) Cost: Free, but must register. Registration opens October 17

Trunk or Treat at Harderwyk Ministries (5-7:30pm) Cost: Free

Trick or Treat Downtown Zeeland (3-5pm) Cost: Free

Indoor Trick or Treat at MediLodge (3-5pm)

Trick or Treat at Heritage Nursing of Zeeland (3-5pm)

Pumpkin Festival at Maplewood Reformed Church (5:30-7pm) Cost: Free

Halo-ween Carnival at Westshore Christian Church (6-8pm) Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat at Chans Martial Arts (6-8pm) Cost:Free

Superhero Trunk or Treat at Holland First Assembly of God (6-8pm) Cost: Free

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Gift Basket for New Moms

posted May 30, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

Moms in Tow Members! Check out the bottom of this post for a GIVEAWAY just for you!

Moms in Tow recently provided a gift basket for a fundraising event, and I thought I would share our "New Mom Survival Kit" gift basket in case anyone wanted some inspiration for a little something for a new mom you know! 

Obviously, I think some of the best "gifts" I have gotten are meals/snacks/wine, clean bathrooms, or free hands to take a shower! But for those times you just want to drop something off to let a new mom know you are thinking of her and to lift her spirits to get through those first weeks (or months! A little "surprise" on a mom's doorstep who is going through the 4 month sleep regression would make her all happy-cry-giddy)

I put thise whole basket together for about $60 (the beverage containers are what bumped the price up quite a bit!) but you could obviously just pick a few things and it would make a great gift too.

1) Hot beverage cup : so you don't have to microwave your cold cup of coffee 5 times. 2) Mothers Milk Tea to give a breastfeeding mom a little boost. 3) Starbucks Instant coffee gives the "specialty" coffee feel without having to drag yourself out of the house. 

 

1) Lemonade packets to help spruce up all that water you (still!) have to drink. 2) A good water bottle, with a straw, feels like a luxary when (again) drinking all the water.

 

1) Lactation cookies for breastfeeding mamas, because eating something yummy that could help give your supply a boost is always great. 2) Chocolate, because.. chocolate. 3) KIND bars, healthy and no fuss snacks are always a win.

 

1) Facial mask for when they get a few minutes to pamper themselves. 2) Underarm & 3) facial wipes for when you havent gotten a shower in two days and just want to feel human but only have 5 seconds to do it. 4 & 5) hand sanitizer because nobody wants a sick baby. 6)Dry shampoo, again for that quick pick me up on those no shower days. 

Obviously, we think this + a Moms in Tow gift membership would be a pretty awesome gift for every mom ;)

 

AND GUESS WHAT?! We want to give away this exact basket away to a Moms in Tow member!  Make sure you are logged into your MiT account and CLICK HERE to enter :) -> THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED AND CONGRATS TO JAMIE D!

(deadline to enter is midnight, Sunday May 3!)  

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New Discount Partner : Nelis Dutch Village

posted May 16, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

Now that summer has arrived, we have the BEST new discount partner for your family!

Moms in Tow members will now receive 20% off seasonal passes! (Save $6.00 on an Adult Season Pass and $4.80 on a Child Season Pass.)

That means that you can enjoy a fun day, or a quick stop for the kids favorite ride with no stress about getting it all in. We recently visited the park, and enjoyed all the activities for kids (and adults) of all ages! One of my favorite parts is the rides are included in your visit, or maybe it is the ice cream, or eating at the rrestaurant next to the water after we play .. Anyways, we are looking forward to stopping in to enjoy the rides, petting zoo, play equipment, and so much more this summer!

 

(stroller rentals are $2)

Make sure to check out their website at www.dutchvillage.com to see all there is to do and see there!

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New Discount & Giveaway!

posted May 10, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

We are so so excited for FIT4MOM to be coming to Holland, and that they are joining us as a discount partner!

“FIT4MOM is dedicated to the Strength in Motherhood. We provide classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood. Through our Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Our Village programs, women have the opportunity to have a workout and support that is flexible around motherhood.”

Moms in Tow members will receive 50% off Sign Up Fee for Monthly Unlimited Membership , 15% off 10 Class Pass / 15% off 5 Class Pass!

 

To celebrate all this goodness, you can also enter to win 1 month of Unlimited Stroller Strides/ Stroller Barre free!

Just go here to enter :)

 

They will be having their "grand opening" on Wednesday, June 13, so make sure to check our calendar and follow them on Facebook or Instagram for more details as we get closer to their kick off!

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Tulip Time for Families 2018

posted May 2, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

Don't want to miss out on the fun family activities? Check out some fun ideas and the flyer below!

 

Tulip TIme Run + Kids Fun Run​ 

May 5. The kids fun run is for ages 8 and under, on a closed course starting and ending at Kollens Park. Ages 6-8 run .5 miles, and 5 & under .2 miles. Check out the route for the kids run here

 

Historic Dutch Trade Fair

May 5 & 6. On WIndmill Island, wind your way through the historic camp filled with colonial merchants and re-enactors. Learn what Dutch trade items were sought after 200 years ago and shop for your own piece of the past to take home! 

 

Tulip Locations

From Windmill Island, Veldheers Tulip Farm, Tulip Lanes, and city parks: find a fun location for those cute pics!

 

*Family Rest & Play Area

May 5-13. Moms in Tow will be at the Family Rest Area Saturday, May 5 with bubbles from 11-4! Also located in the pocket park (right downtown, on 8th street!) is a tent with changing tables and and an area for breastfeeding.

 

 

find craft ideas and more on our Tulip Time pinterest page!

                           

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LOCAL Spring Break 2018 Activities

posted March 28, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

Looking for ideas for things to do with the kids around town during Spring Break?

Make sure you are logged into your MiT account, and check out a list of local activities here!

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Greater Holland Area Easter Egg Activities 2018

posted March 7, 2018 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

Saturday, March 24

Easter Egg Drop (9:30-11am) 

An Easter egg drop from a helicopter for kids of all ages with face painting and a bounce house.

Hamilton High School
4911 136th Ave , Hamilton

 

Children's Easter Celebration (10am-11:30pm) 

Hear an Easter message, take part in the Easter Egg Hunt, learn a new song, make a craft, and enjoy a snack.

Christ Our Savior 
3151 120th Ave, Holland

 

Beechwood Easter Egg Hunt (10am-12pm) 

Critter Barn traveling farm, a Bounce House, face painting, crafts, games and an Easter egg scavenger hunt. The egg hunt begins at 10:30 AM!

Beechwood Church
895 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland

 

Egg Extravaganza (10am-1:30pm) 

A huge egg hunt (6000+ eggs!), donuts, hot chocolate, games, prizes, photo booth and hayride.

Grace Chapel Church
9530 Woodbridge Street, Zeeland

 

Visit the Easter Bunny (10am-1pm) 

Hop on into Tip Toes for a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny!

Tip Toes
60 E 8th Street, Holland

 

Monday, March 26

High 5 Easter Egg-stravaganza (3:45pm) 

Indoor egg hunt, storytime, songs, dancing, sensory play. Free but limited space available!

Bodhi Tree Wellness & Yoga Studio
20 W 18th Street, Holland

Saturday, March 31

 

Bunny Hop (10am OR 1pm)

Children can take their time hunting for Easter eggs, playing outdoor games, and interacting with the Easter Bunny. Family-friendly tours of the Cappon House will also be available. Each child aged 12 and under will receive a goody bag of treats!

Cappon House
228 W 9th Street, Holland

 

Easter Egg Hunt (10am-12pm)

Over 4000 eggs stuffed with candy, coins, and small toys.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 
3990 112th Ave,  Holland

 

Dunton Park Egg Hunt (10am-12pm)

Candy, face painting, easter bunny. Gates open at 10am, egg hunt starts at 11! Different age groups

Howard B Dunton Park
290 Howard Ave  Holland

 

Easter Egg Hunt (10am-12:30pm)

Free event : Easter egg hunt, cookie decorating, crafts, visits from Fennville Police and Fire and FPS Robotics Team

Golden Orchards
2464 55th St, Fennville

 

Easter Egg Colorfest (12-3pm) 

$5 : To dye your eggs and they clean up the mess!

Forever Curious Childrens Museum
, Fennville

 

Underwater Egg Hunt (12-3pm) 

Enjoy the annual underwater egg hunt at the Aquatic Center!

Holland Community Aqautic Center
550 Maple Street, Holland

 

Visit the Easter Bunny (10am-1pm) 

Hop on into Tip Toes for a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny!

Tip Toes
60 E 8th Street, Holland

 

if you have an event for us to add : please email info@momsintow.com!

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Easy New Years Kids Activities

posted December 30, 2017 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

We love celebrating holidays with our kids, but we also love when celebrating is easy (because let's be real, we don't have the time or energy to spend hours crafting activities for them!) We complied a list of a few New Years ideas for families to enjoy that are hopefully easy enough for all of us :)

 

Free coloring hat printable here

 

Directions to make these fun noise makers here (or just put on a stick without the noisemakers!)

 

 

Sure to be fun, but minimal mess with these poppers! (Directions here) Or if you are daring, fill with confetti!

 

Free new years themed ispy printable here

 

Transfer M&Ms from one bowl to another - bonus: you get to eat the M&Ms at the end!

 

Enjoy a countdown chain with the kids with fun and simple activities (see link/ideas here )

 

Free calendar to print off for the year here

 

We hope you enjoy some of these ideas (or find more here)

+++make sure you check out what local New Years Eve and January events are coming up on our calendar here!

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Holiday GIVEAWAY!

posted November 16, 2017 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

Just in time for the holidays (or to just treat yourself!) Purchase a membership / gift membership today through December 14 (ends at midnight), and you will automatically be entered to

win $50.00 in West Coast Cash,

which can be used at dozens of local businesses. Use the certificates for all those other Chirstmas gifts (it will be in $10 denominations) or keep it all for yourself, because you kinda deserve it too.

+MIT MEMBERS! Check out the Moms in Tow member Facebook group for a discount code for YOU to purchase gift memberships for you friends PLUS a bonus giveaway just for you for doing so!

 

Check out this long list of accepting retailers!
8TH STREET GRILLE
APOTHECARY GIFT SHOP
BEECHWOOD DRY CLEANERS
BEECHWOOD INN
BETTY'S HALLMARK - HUDSONVILLE
BETTY'S HALLMARK - STANDALE
BIGGBY COFFEE-HOLLAND
BLU VERANDA
BOATWERKS RESTAURANT
BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO
BORR'S SHOES
BREDEWEG TAX & ACCOUNTING
BREWERS EDGE HOMEBREW SUPPLY
CAPTAIN SUNDAE
CAROLYN STICH STUDIO LLC
CARPE LATTE
CATERING CONCEPTS
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AUTOMOTIVE-HOLLAND
CITY DELICATESSEN
COBBLESTONE HOBBIES INC.
CRAZY HORSE STEAKHOUSE
CROWN CENTRAL
CROWN MOTORS II
CROWN MOTORS LIMITED
CRUST 54
CURRAGH IRISH PUB
DECADENT DOGS
DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY
DITTO UPSCALE RESALE
DON'S FLOWERS
EASTERN FLORAL
ECOBUNS
FUSTINIS OILS & VINEGARS
GATEWAY THRIFT STORE (HOLLAND RESCUE MISSION)
GAZELLE SPORTS
GLENDA'S LAKEWOOD FLOWERS
GLIKS BOUTIQUE
GLIKS MENS
GOODWILL IND.-E APPLE AVE, MUSKEGON
GOODWILL IND.-E LAKEWOOD BLVD, HOLLAND
GOODWILL IND.-RILEY ST, ZEELAND
GOODWILL IND.-S WASHINGTON, HOLLAND
GREAT LEGS WINERY BREWERY DISTILLERY
HARBOR WEAR
HAWORTH INN & CONFERENCE CENTER
HOME & COMPANY
HOPS AT 84 EAST
JACKIE'S PLACE
JAMES ST. INN RESTAURANT & CATERING
JOE2GO
JONKER'S INC.
JP'S COFFEE & ESPRESSO BAR
KILWIN'S CHOCOLATES OF HOLLAND
KNICKERBOCKER
KOZAKS OF HOLLAND
LAKEWOOD DRY CLEANERS
LEMONJELLO'S COFFEE
MAINSTREET BEANERY
MARIOS PIZZA
MENCHIES FROZEN YOGURT
MICHIGAN PANTRY
MICHIGAN WEST COAST CHAMBER
NEW HOLLAND BREWING CO.
OUR BREWING COMPANY
OUT OF THE BOX
PEACHWAVE FROZEN YOGURT
PICKET FENCE FLORAL & DESIGN
QCW - SOUTHTOWN
QCW- EASTTOWN
QCW- MUSKEGON
QCW- NORTHTOWN
QCW- WAVERLY
QUALITY CAR WASH
R.E. BARBER FORD
SALON CHEVEUX
SALT & PEPPER GRILL & PUB
SALUBRITY VIDA DAY SPA
SAUGATUCK BREWING CO.
SIGNATURE SURGICAL ARTS & MEDSPA
SIMIO HEALTH SERVICES
SIMPATICO COFFEE
SPECTATORS RESTAURANT
TEERMAN'S
THAI AVENUE
THAI PALACE RESTAURANT
THE 6EIGHT AT BETTER WAY IMPORTS
THE BRIDGE
THE FARMHOUSE
THE FITNESS STUDIO
THE KNICKERBOCKER
THOMAS A. DAVIS JEWELER
TIM HORTON'S- NT
TIM HORTON'S- WA
TIP TOES
TRIPELROOT
VELO CITY CYCLES
VILLAGE INN PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE
VISSER FARMS
WESTSIDE SERVICE
WILD CHEF JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
WOODEN SHOE RESTAURANT
XTREME AUTO
ZEELAND DRY CLEANERS
ZEELAND LUMBER AND SUPPLY
ZOUP! HOLLAND
 

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